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Old 10th March 2011, 22:51   #226
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I'm sick of wearing glasses and contact lenses. I'm seriously considering a lasik vision correction. Does one have post surgery discomfort or difficulty in the swimming pool or the sea (esp.while swimming underwater)?
Nope. In fact keeping the eyes wet is a good idea

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Can you continue to lift weights at the gym etc?
Reminds me of that old joke
Man: Doc, will I be able to play the violin after my surgery?
Doctor: Of course, of course!
Man: That's great- I could never manage to do it till now.
Why the doubt?

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I've read on a few websites that the corneal flap never heals completely and there is a risk of detachment while running, swimming or lifting weights? Is this true?
Detachment of what? Retinal detachment is a completely different problem and has little to do with your cornea. The laser just substitutes for a surgical knife and is more efficient. If anything the wounds should heal faster. But am not a doctor, so please get an authentic medical opinion on this.

Reiterating my point: if you have a single doubt about this surgery, it's not for you. God forbid something goes wrong you're going to rue it all your life. Only if you feel convinced about it and accept that like any suregery it is fraught with its share of risks must you proceed.
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Old 11th March 2011, 03:35   #227
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Reiterating my point: if you have a single doubt about this surgery, it's not for you. God forbid something goes wrong you're going to rue it all your life. Only if you feel convinced about it and accept that like any suregery it is fraught with its share of risks must you proceed.
That makes no sense whatsoever. Irrespective of whether you go in confident or with doubts, & god forbid something goes wrong, you are going to rue it all your life.

Anyway, some more links

FDAer Who OK'd LASIK Petitions for Revocation - LASIK Newswire

Why LASIK is 'Too Dangerous to be Allowed' -- German Firm 01/24/2011 - LASIK Newswire
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Old 11th March 2011, 10:24   #228
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That makes no sense whatsoever. Irrespective of whether you go in confident or with doubts, & god forbid something goes wrong, you are going to rue it all your life.
There's a difference. Living with yourself is a lot easier without "I knew this was going to happen/I never should have gone ahead/ XYZ made me do it" etc. ringing in your ears. It has to be YOUR choice, keeping in mind all the risks and weighing that against what you hope to achieve from it (life without dependence on glasses or lenses).

The last thing I'd want is for anyone to go into this feeling "Hey this dude I don't know and who is a self-confessed non-medical expert told me everything will be fine on a website where people discuss cars & bikes, so let me go ahead." Duh!
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There's a difference. Living with yourself is a lot easier without "I knew this was going to happen/I never should have gone ahead/ XYZ made me do it" etc. ringing in your ears. It has to be YOUR choice, keeping in mind all the risks and weighing that against what you hope to achieve from it (life without dependence on glasses or lenses).

The last thing I'd want is for anyone to go into this feeling "Hey this dude I don't know and who is a self-confessed non-medical expert told me everything will be fine on a website where people discuss cars & bikes, so let me go ahead." Duh!
+1 ^

I'm going in for a Lasik in May. And I'm feeling very positive about it.
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I had my lasik evaluation done yesterday. The doctor said that my corneal thickness is ample and above average for Indians and that I'm a good candidate.

However, I'm a bit concerned about the price quoted to me for both eyes which is Rs.79k. They are going to use wavefront guided lasik but will use a microkeratome (blade) to create the corneal flap. Is the price unusally high or is it common?
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I think I'm going to take the plunge. I've been to another clinic and they're offering a bladeless custom lasik where the flap is done with a laser instead of a metal blade. Supposedly the flap creation is more accurate, permits a thinner flap and the cornea heals faster.

They have a wavefront imaging machine which maps individual eyes and detects the irregularities in each eye. This helps in sorting out "abberations" in addition to the myopia / numbers.
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I think I'm going to take the plunge. I've been to another clinic and they're offering a bladeless custom lasik where the flap is done with a laser instead of a metal blade. Supposedly the flap creation is more accurate, permits a thinner flap and the cornea heals faster.

They have a wavefront imaging machine which maps individual eyes and detects the irregularities in each eye. This helps in sorting out "abberations" in addition to the myopia / numbers.

All the best mate! I'm not up-to-date with the recent developments in Lasik, since I took it an year back, but I would suggest you cross check the experience and reputation of the doctor who is going to do the surgery. In case you are wearing lenses, please stop using them at least a week prior to surgery. Let me know in case you need any specific details.
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@Cliffhanger Thank you for the reply mate.
I'm trying to decide between two clinics. Both have almost the same tech. However one of the Doctors is more experienced while the other is more receptive to my concerns. Really confused at this point!!!

Guys pls post reviews of your surgeons here. It'll be helpful for folks like me.
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@Wolfheart, I would strongly suggest consulting Dr. Vijay Bhatt from Ashish Eye Hospital at Jogeshwari east.
There are series of test before a lasik operation is performed and Dr. Ashish would ensure and will be very open to the fact if in your case lasik can be performed.
I had my lasik done thru him and there has been no problem till date.
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Hi Team, I had a lasik surgery done to both my eyes, thanks to you all for posting good technical views to make a decision.

I was trying to convince my wifey last one year this is safe but she was skeptical, however he friend last week did lazik, thanks to her i got green signal.

Last saturday i did my marathon tests at Agarwals. Yesterday morning 8 i was operated. Right eye took 2 mins, left eye took 5 mins. Came home by 11. Took rest, today checkup was done, all is well.

though my right eye is sharper than left,dr says thats normal.

Hope this helps some in confidently doing lasik.
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^Congrats.
Take it slowly , try to avoid using the PC/Mobile till you get comfortable with your eyes.

I myself underwent lasik last December. Total operating procedure didn't take more than 5 minutes. Post operative care is the key.

Doing great right now, though i have a feeling that my night vision is not as good as before. I can still drive though.
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Doing great right now, though i have a feeling that my night vision is not as good as before. I can still drive though.
Can you please elaborate? Before you had specs or before the lasik itself.
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Can you please elaborate? Before you had specs or before the lasik itself.
After the lasik.

It was bad for about a month after the procedure. Getting better gradually now. Nothing much to worry right now, exactly 5 months completed currently.

Ok, let me make a correction. Rather than telling night vision, i had a trouble in a low lit area.
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My wife got LASIK done around 5 yrs back , the surgery was conducted by internationally acclaimed Dr. Keki Mehta he is a fantastic doc and a great human being. Till date she is not gone back to her lenses and glasses , enjoying her spec free vision. LASIK is simple procedure but the surgeons skill and equipment contribute to success or failure of an operation.

Dr. Mehta has been always great mentor to me, visit him at Dr. Keiki Mehta International Eye Institute, Mumbai. India
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Hi All, Yesterday I had my post operative checkup after 10 days of Lazik, there are suprising results.

Corrections done as per lazik are -
Right eye - -2.0
Left eye - -3.25 & -.75 Cylindrical

However my right eye seems to much better and clear in all senses. My left eye though isnt so clear. Especially in the refraction tests done yesterday, I couldnt see the 6/6 line at all and also the rest were slightly blurred or no so clear though visible.

The doctor told me thats fine since cylindrical is there, it would be like this. Though I am not worried I wanted to check with you all is this normal to some of you.

In both eyes I could see even the last line after the 6/6 line.

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